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Forum: Curriculum 09-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,481
Posted By Daycaregranny
We use Pandora often. The Disney link is awesome!...

We use Pandora often. The Disney link is awesome! And it's free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By Daycaregranny
I would ramble and cry. Haha. They know you and...

I would ramble and cry. Haha. They know you and how much you care. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By Daycaregranny
The reason we do parties here is for me...

The reason we do parties here is for me basically. One I LOVE BIRTHDAY PARTIES. I enjoy all the kids excitement over them. Every time we celebrate a child's birthday ALL the children are happy. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By Daycaregranny
It really isn't hard at all. We have a birthday...

It really isn't hard at all. We have a birthday train on the wall which lists all the kids birthdays. When I go grocery shopping for the week I pick up the party supplies and it's done. We don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By Daycaregranny
We go crazy!! I love birthdays soooo we get a...

We go crazy!! I love birthdays soooo we get a character cake, balloons, party favors, banners and a few presents $50ish and a pinniata (sp). Birthday parties are included in our program. We love it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,914
Posted By Daycaregranny
I'm not quit sure what you are looking for...

I'm not quit sure what you are looking for but.... 1.) review with parents past recommendations. 2) what was the outcome of those recommendations 3) final suggestion..maybe try looking into the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-07-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,886
Posted By Daycaregranny
Have you tried looking into a good quality family...

Have you tried looking into a good quality family childcare? They are smaller than centers and may not have a long waiting list. Having to send your child into a situation that he is more than likely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,456
Posted By Daycaregranny
I would stick to my hourly rate and offer her the...

I would stick to my hourly rate and offer her the option of switching to the regular daily rate as an option in the future. She knows what your guidelines are and is trying to work you that's all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By Daycaregranny
Thanks for all the responses. I think this one is...

Thanks for all the responses. I think this one is under control. This year has been crazy with one thing after another as far as illnesses and such. Hopefully DCM will keep her shingles to herself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By Daycaregranny
DCM With Shingles

I'm really not sure how to handle this situation. One of my DCM posted on FB that she has shingles. She has a 5 month old DCB here. I also have a WAY OVER PROTECTIVE new mom of a 4 month old DCB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,462
Posted By Daycaregranny
I might be the oddball here but I think my...

I might be the oddball here but I think my parents would be quit put off by me babysitting THEM in their private lives. My "duties" start when they arrive and end when they leave for the day. Would I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By Daycaregranny
I guess you first have to decide what works for...

I guess you first have to decide what works for YOU, YOUR FAMILY and YOUR PROGRAM. With that being said I feel for this family. The poor kid at under two has already been pushed around to several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By Daycaregranny
Does he know that if he gets sick mom will pick...

Does he know that if he gets sick mom will pick him up? Just a thought that maybe he just wants to go home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By Daycaregranny
I try not to give out too much information over...

I try not to give out too much information over the phone. I usually ask a few questions about their children and their needs and ask what would be a good time for them to schedule an interview. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,783
Posted By Daycaregranny
Maybe and it's a stretch but maybe mom is...

Maybe and it's a stretch but maybe mom is treating her child for adhd? I had one parent that also gave their child coffee as an alternitive to medication. From the other comments about the family I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,155
Posted By Daycaregranny
Just curious but here we cannot have any children...

Just curious but here we cannot have any children out of our eyesight. We cannot even use monitors with cameras. I'm guessing that this is different in other areas
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,175
Posted By Daycaregranny
As part of our daycare we do all the kids...

As part of our daycare we do all the kids birthday parties here. We get the cake, balloons, plates and favors, piņata and a present. All the other families are notified of an upcoming birthday party...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-16-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 74,253
Posted By Daycaregranny
This thread was a great read. I guess what I...

This thread was a great read. I guess what I don't understand is how an obviously educated parent reads a contract, agrees to what's in the contract and then after the fact complains it's not fair?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,151
Posted By Daycaregranny
Ok I know I'm probably going to get slammed for...

Ok I know I'm probably going to get slammed for suggesting this but........have her parents ever tried giving her coffee? The only reason I'm even throwing this out there is I had a family that used...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By Daycaregranny
OMG! One of my worst fears. Ugh. I feel so bad...

OMG! One of my worst fears. Ugh. I feel so bad for you. I was wondering however, why are they being tested? As far as I knew it was one of those obvious issues. Worms in poop or on body.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,590
Posted By Daycaregranny
Oh, and fwiw.....I was never at ANY time...

Oh, and fwiw.....I was never at ANY time insinuating your child care was a bad place to be.

Thank you for that.

I guess it's all how someone perceives things. We use action/reaction practices...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,590
Posted By Daycaregranny
I have never thought of it as threatening more a...

I have never thought of it as threatening more a life lesson. Actions have consequences.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By Daycaregranny
We do dancing beats from mothergoosetime. I know...

We do dancing beats from mothergoosetime. I know they put samples on YouTube. My kids love to do the dances we do them everyday.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Daycaregranny
The entry into the tree house is kind of hard to...

The entry into the tree house is kind of hard to explain. I don't have anything for falling, there is only one place to fall and it's only a 1-2 ft. They can't fall from the top! Thats one thing I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By Daycaregranny
Crud I was thinking about getting some of those....

Crud I was thinking about getting some of those. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By Daycaregranny
Score!!happyface

Score!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,590
Posted By Daycaregranny
It seems that most kids in my daycare , for...

It seems that most kids in my daycare , for whatever reason, decide one day to freak out on their parent at pick up. I really don't know what spurs it on but it happens. I started using a technique...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Daycaregranny
Changes are Good

I recently changed the name of my daycare. I really didn't want to or really have to but I thought it was the right thing to do. You see, my old daycare name was already being used by someone in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Daycaregranny
Info From My State Inspector

I was just reading some posts and remembered something that my lic. Inspector had told me and I thought it might be helpful to some. On my emergency form he told me to make sure I include this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By Daycaregranny
I do offer part time spots but they are not...

I do offer part time spots but they are not guaranteed. So if they were interviewing with me I would tell them my daily rate and say that I will be glad to offer it but they must know that at anytime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,240
Posted By Daycaregranny
I never call. I go on with our daily activities...

I never call. I go on with our daily activities like always. I have an open policy to when parents can drop off but they know when to pick up. All my families pay a flat rate and are charged whether...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Daycaregranny
Do you have any teaching skills? Like dancing,...

Do you have any teaching skills? Like dancing, painting, etc. I ask because maybe your draw of being self employed and working with kids could be rewarding in another way besides daycare. Just a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,676
Posted By Daycaregranny
Honestly, I usually wouldn't be so...

Honestly, I usually wouldn't be so ..........honest, but this isn't a new mom, she's kind of an older mom that really knows what she's doing. ThTs what angered me so much. It was intentional. For me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Daycaregranny
I can't believe I'm going to actually tell you...

I can't believe I'm going to actually tell you all this story but it ended all of my parents using the teething excuse. At one point it didn't matter what was happening, slight fever, rash, diariah a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,676
Posted By Daycaregranny
So I Think I Went A Little Too Crazy On A Mom Today

Ok, so one of my parents keeps doing this to her son. They come in and he is FINE. She grabs on to him and is squeezing him saying "don't cry! Don't cry!" Then she looks at me and says ""what am I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,498
Posted By Daycaregranny
Just want to tell you of my experience with fb. I...

Just want to tell you of my experience with fb. I have my own personal fb account and a daycare account. All my parents know and have signed waivers for my business page they also take pics from it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,188
Posted By Daycaregranny
My vote is go with your gut as well. Is this the...

My vote is go with your gut as well. Is this the first time something like this has happened to this child? Has the child had other unexplained accidents? Is the family sketchy? If the answer is no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Daycaregranny
Congrats! happyface

Congrats! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,387
Posted By Daycaregranny
I don't remember where I saw them but they have...

I don't remember where I saw them but they have door stops that are similar to cabinets in which the door starts to open but gets stuck by a plastic clip. It isn't attached to the door knob but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By Daycaregranny
Contract Question

Ok so it's time for me to update my contract/policy. I'm wondering if I should have a thorough (long) version that goes over every aspect or a short sweet this is it version? What do you have?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,577
Posted By Daycaregranny
I never wore a baby. It was never part of my...

I never wore a baby. It was never part of my parenting or caregiving. One of my parents did however. I have a pretty piece of property and she would at times pick up her kids and walk around it. One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,453
Posted By Daycaregranny
I have run into this situation before as well. I...

I have run into this situation before as well. I show the parent what the food program expects me to feed and let them know that if it varies that they need to give me a written copy of what foods...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By Daycaregranny
Every year at this time we make our own Christmas...

Every year at this time we make our own Christmas village. They are huge! I get big boxes from places like Home Depot and get peel and stick wallpaper and we decorate them into houses and shops. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,815
Posted By Daycaregranny
Inspections usually go pretty easy but are a...

Inspections usually go pretty easy but are a little overwhelming esp. When you don't know what to expect. Even if something is wrong they usually just tell you what it is and expect you to have it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By Daycaregranny
You should always do what's right for you. I...

You should always do what's right for you. I learned a long time ago to not try and train my families, some just don't/won't ever get it. It just becomes too frustrating. I have some families that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Daycaregranny
The reason I asked if the baby was breast fed was...

The reason I asked if the baby was breast fed was because I ran into this very same situation. It has forever changed the way I communicate with my parents. What happened was the same as you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Daycaregranny
I think everyone has their own feelings on how...

I think everyone has their own feelings on how they price out their daycare spots. Some charge for sick days, family vacations, etc. I personally wouldn't chose to follow your plan for a few reasons,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By Daycaregranny
Breast fed?

Breast fed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
Posted By Daycaregranny
Visiting Policies

This might be a strange question but, my daughter babysits for a couple of children every day as does my daughter in law. They both live very close to me and have started bringing their children to...
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